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Bamberger Martin Moses Löb

First Name
Martin Moses Löb
Date of Birth
Place of birth
Bad Kissingen
Other family members

Parents: Mendel Hirsch and Rachel Bamberger née Winter
Siblings: Judith née WallensteinRuth Ella née DotanFriedel ( Josef Ayalon)
Spouse: 1. wife: Frieda Bluma Peterseil
               2. wife: Rebecca (Rivka) née Lehmann
Children: Amos, Michael and Yoram (from second marriage)


Ludwigstraße 13 (today 18)

at times math teacher in Kibbuz Heftziba

1934 emigrated to Yugoslavia, 1937 to Palestine

Date of death
April 1972
Place of death


Martin Bamberger was born in Bad Kissingen on January 17, 1915 as a son of the Kissingen dentist Mendel Hirsch and his wife Rachel née Winter. He grew up in the spa town and attended Realschule Bad Kissingen between 1925 and 1931. His class teacher Gagel describes him as a student “supporting the teacher’s work” and “winning the trust of the class and acting as their leader”.

In August 1934, he moved to Yugoslavia according to registration documents. In May 1937 he married Frieda Bluma Peterseil in Hamburg, who was born in Kiel in 1918 and whose family came from Poland.

Martin Bamberger after his emigration to Palestine
Martin Bamberger's first wife Frieda Bluma née Peterseil after emigration in 1937.

The young couple then emigrated to Palestine, where they both received their naturalization certificates in 1940. The marriage was short-lived. Martin Bamberger married his second wife Rebecca (Rivka) Lehmann in February 1945, with whom he had three children.

Martin Bamberger's second wife Rebecca (Rivka) Lehmann with their first son Amos (1945 - 2020)

Martin's parents and brothers and sisters had emigrated in time. As staunch Zionists they very early decided on a new start in Palestine. Martin Bamberger first worked as agriculture labourer, he then taught mathematics in the Kibbutz Heftziba for some time. He died there in April 1972 at the age of 57. His wife survived him by another thirty years; she died in December 2002 at the age of 81. 


Photo credits

Kinderfoto © J. Ayalon. Israel
nach der Auswanderung © Israel States Archiv, Israel's archives are going online, Einbürgerungsaktenexterner Link
Rebecca mit Sohn Amos © Datenbank Myheritage, Bar-Yaakov Web Siteexterner Link